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    Default How do I fix a leaky bucket?

    How do I fix a leaky bucket?
    I bought some old galvanized buckets and one has a small pin leak about 25% up teh side. I canít swap it for a slower flowing tree now they all are flowing.

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    I apologize in advance--I'm so sorry to do this to you, but I can't help it.
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    ~How to fix a hole in the bucket? With a straw, dear Johnny, dear Johhny, dear Johnny, with a straw, Dear Johnny, Dear Johnny, a straw.



    I should keep it on topic, and this advice is not from experience, but would a dot of caulk do it?
    Last edited by Cake O' Maple; 02-10-2012 at 09:50 PM. Reason: keeping on topic, clarity
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    Don't do anything to it....either swap it or toss it....do not use any type of sealant except bubble gum haha....really though too many guys use stuff that just isn't good to be touching a food product.

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    I would try to solder it. Use an iron or heat gun. A torch would heat the galvanize too much.
    William
    1000 taps
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    1984 Memtek 250 RO with 2 extra membranes

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    How bout a sap sack inside and you wont loose the nostalgia.

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    Warm the bucket, then "solder" with household wax.

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    We use these bucket liners on several old buckets:
    http://www.uline.com/Product/Detail/...rial-Poly-Bags
    And they are food grade to boot! Allows us to use any and all old buckets.

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    thanks all, I may try the wax mehod.

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    Leaky bucket?? Drive over it with a truck! Or let Mama use it for a flower planter.
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    Your welcome, it worked for me.

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